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Windows 7: Outlook Alerts not Working...

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Outlook Alerts not Working...

Hey all,

First, thanks for creating such a great forum. I'm a recovering OSX user who has switched back to Windows.

I'm running Office 2010 on Windows 7 and my alerts aren't appearing when i receive new mail. No pop-up, no sound. Even though i have both options selected. Any idea why this is happening?

I'm wondering if there is some interference occuring with the Toshiba software that was preloaded on here....lots of little programs that clean and secure everything...at a premium price.

Here are two things that confuse me.

#1 Mozilla Thunderbird alerts are working (I use Mozilla for personal email and Outlook for work)

#2 Outlook Schedule Alerts are working fine.

Any idea or help?

Don't know if it is a 7 issue or a Toshiba issue.

FYI Toshiba Satellite T235


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20 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If the email account is IMAP, the alerts will not appear, but the icon will change ever so slightly. The icon change is affected by the taskbar setting Small Icons (tho' I forget whether large or small works best).

So, is your email IMAP?
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20 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And read thru this mess - it helps if you start half way down.

outlook 2010 new mail notification not working
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20 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

it is IMAP. Good catch. WIll that thread answer the questions for IMAP?
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20 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No.

You will not recv a popup window for new IMAP emails. Your icon will change.

There are a few workarounds presented there, however. Go to the bottom. A clever arrangement of message rules will get you an audible alert.

Unless you are using IMAP for it's intended purpose (poor man's Exchange server) it is possible that your IMAP account is accessible via POP3.
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21 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Worked great. I switched from IMAP to POP3.

just re-syncing my folder and it works like a charm.

Thanks DeVandal
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21 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The bill is in the mail.
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